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September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, MKZ Sedans for Fire Risk

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The recall, affecting 658 vehicles in the U.S., will address fuel tanks that may be at risk for cracking during a collision.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Entry Luxury Cars, Mid-Size Sedans, 2016-MY

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Research Advances Connected-Car Tech

Illustration courtesy of Ford.

The automaker is collaborating with Russian scientists who have used multichannel connectivity principles to further develop space robot communications.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Russia

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Unveils New Super Duty With Aluminum Body

Ford's 2017 Super Duty Photo: Ford

Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Edge Named Top Safety Pick

The redesigned mid-size SUV draws the highest possible score in four of five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations.

Tags: IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Ford, Ford Edge, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

September 22, 2015 - Global News

Brazil's Automotive Market Continues to Struggle

Brazil's automotive market so far has fallen by a fifth this year, partly the result of a cash-strapped government's decision to curtail incentives meant to help the industry.

Tags: Economy, Ford, Brazil, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

2016 Edge to Debut Ford's Adaptive Steering

Photo of 2015 Edge Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford will introduce adaptive steering to improve steering feel at various speeds on the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Steering System, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Ford to Add Next-Gen Aluminum Alloy to 2016 F-150

Photo of F-150 hood made from Alcoa's Micromill material courtesy of Ford.

Ford is collaborating with Alcoa to develop a new aluminum alloy for the 2016 F-150 pickup that's more formable and design-friendly that the earlier material.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

10 OEMs Vow to Make Automatic Braking Standard

General Motors now has 19 models that offer both forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of GM.

The 10 companies are Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Tags: Toyota, Audi, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Active Safety Systems, Mazda, IIHS, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Ford, General Motors, Automatic Braking, NHTSA

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Highlights How F-Series Shaped America

A 1962 Ford F-850 truck with concrete mixer at a job site. Photo: Ford Archives

Ford recently highlighted how the F-Series has been a part of the U.S. workplace for nearly a century.

Tags: Fleet History, Ford F-Series, Ford, Ford F-150

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans

September 8, 2015 - Global News

Ford to Debut Euro-Spec Edge

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Ford of Europe has announced plans to expand its line-up and increase sales in the SUV segment in Europe.

Tags: SUV, Ford, Ford Edge, Europe

September 7, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Massaging Seats to F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding massaging seats to its F-150 pickup, and showed off the new seats to a group of construction workers in Michigan.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Seats

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Registrations Rise 12 Percent

Photo of F-450 Super Duty chassis cab courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.

Tags: Ford, Class 6, IHS Automotive, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Considering Reviving Ranger Pickup

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Ford Motor Co. is considering bringing its smaller Ranger pickup back to North America later this decade to compete in the suddenly competitive mid-size-pickup segment, according to reports by Bloomberg and the Detroit News.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Pushes Vehicles to the Limit in Cold Weather Testing

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford vehicles of all sizes – from Focus to F-Series Super Duty – annually submit to subzero testing in the U.S. military’s all-weather laboratory designed to recreate nearly every weather condition on earth.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Winter Driving

August 11, 2015 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, General Motors, Bi-Fuel Conversions, FCA US

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Offers Global Mobility Gamification Challenge

The Ford Smart Mobility Game Challenge, developed with Cologne Game Lab, encourages developers to turn the challenge of integrating different transport modes within a city into fun and engaging online games.

Tags: Mobility, Gamification, Ford

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Develops Screen to Keep Out Spiders

The screen prevents spiders from building cocoon-like webs dense enough to potentially block fuel vapor lines -- a problem that can damage engines and diminish vehicle performance.

Tags: Ford

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

2016 F-150 Gets Sport Mode From Mustang

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a sport mode to its 2016 F-150 that has been borrowed from the 2016 Mustang, the automaker announced. Ford is offering sport mode as a standard feature across the F-150 lineup.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Ford Mustang

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, IIHS, Top Safety Pick

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Five Models for Parking Brakes

Photo of Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Included are 2015-2016 model-year Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS and 2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, 2016-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, Luxury SUVs, Full-Size Sedans

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Top Trim F-150 Limited for 2016

Photo if 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford introduces improvements, more standard technology and driver convenience features with 2016 F-150 Limited. Ford's new luxury trim will go on sale this winter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2016-MY, Large Pickups

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Developing Headlights for Hazards at Night

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is developing headlights that will help drivers more easily identify potential hazards while driving at night that will also widen the beam at tricky junctions, Ford has announced.

Tags: Headlights, Ford, Night Driving


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